Anretoes Wilkins
Photo: Coweta County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

Man found shot to death on front porch; suspect charged with murder

A man was found shot to death Tuesday night on the front porch of a Coweta County home, police said.

Anretoes Wilkins, 43, was arrested on charges of murder and aggravated assault with a firearm in connection with the deadly shooting, which occurred about 10 p.m. outside a home on Long Street, Newnan police said.

Officers who responded to the scene found the man lying at the bottom of the front porch stairs, Newnan Deputy Chief Mark Cooper said Wednesday in a news release.

“Officers immediately secured the scene, checked for signs of life on the victim and were unable to detect a pulse,” he said. The man was declared dead by the Coweta County coroner. Authorities are withholding his name until next of kin is notified. 

Investigators talked to witnesses and determined Wilkins and the man were involved in an argument at the home, Cooper said. When the man started to climb the porch steps, Wilkins pulled out a handgun and fired at him multiple times, according to police.

Investigators found a handgun that they believe is the weapon used in the murder, and spent shell casing were found on the front porch, Cooper said. 

Wilkins is being held in the Coweta County Jail without bond.

The incident is still under investigation. 

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